The New York Police Department has made what it called a “tremendous” drug seizure.
Officials recovered 275 pounds of marijuana and more than 12,000 THC cartridges used for vaping Wednesday night after searching a storage facility in Staten Island, NYPD Sergeant Mary O’Donnell confirmed to CNN.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, O’Donnell added.
“That’s an awful lot of illegal drugs that will never be sold on the streets of #StatenIsland thanks to the great men and women @NYPD120Pct and @StatenIslandDA,” NYPD Staten Island’s Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey tweeted.
— NYPD Staten Island (@NYPDstatenIslnd) January 30, 2020
Many of the comments in response to the tweet were congratulatory of NYPD’s bust.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to legalize marijuana in his state. If Cuomo succeeds, New York would become the 12th U.S. state to legalize cannabis for recreational use.
Cuomo already has passed legislation to expunge the marijuana convictions of thousands of New Yorkers.